Robert Jeffress on Today’s Definition of ‘Tolerance’

Pastor Robert Jeffress inside the sanctuary at First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. (PHOTO: COURTESY OF FIRST BAPTIST DALLAS)
Pastor Robert Jeffress inside the sanctuary at First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.
(PHOTO: COURTESY OF FIRST BAPTIST DALLAS)

There’s a word thrown around a lot these days but one pastor says it’s not being used in the way it was meant.

Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, says the word “tolerance” is being used differently today than in times past.

He made his comments July 23 on American Family Radio’s “Today’s Issues” program.

The pastor recalled that his grandmother once wrote a poem about tolerance.

“But when my grandmother used the word tolerance, she meant having respect for people with whom you disagree,” the pastor recalled.

The word now means to accept all ideas and beliefs as equally valid, he told “Today’s Issues” host Tim Wildmon.

“It means to judge no one and accept everything, but that is not what the word ‘tolerance’ means,” said Jeffress, repeating his grandmother’s description of respecting others’ opinions. But that also requires a person to make a moral judgment about what is right and wrong, he pointed out.

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SOURCE: OneNewsNow.com
Chris Woodward

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